Usually, when we go through the pages of a landscaping glossy, we see a lot of features with country houses and extensive land area. We also see a lot many landscaping elements such as pergolas, exotic trees, bridges over small water bodies and numerous other features. Usually, people living in urban areas believe that since they do not have land as large as in the country houses, they may not be able to create anything in their own front and back yards. But, this is just a misnomer. The good news is that no matter what the size of your garden, big or small, you can use landscaping to give it a completely new look, a completely different identity!
The recipe for the perfect landscaping – looking beyond size of land
Size is a state of mind. For many of us staying in urban localities, the ultimate dream is to own a country house with huge and beautifully manicured lands with tall trees providing the perfect retreat from a noisy and chaotic world. Nevertheless, there is no need to be disappointed just because you have a small garden space. Just begin by thinking at a smaller scale and realize that you can achieve results in small ways. A good example is that if you want to plant trees in your garden, it would be silly to plant large trees. Yet, you can plant trees with small or medium heights. Small sized trees are a perfect accessory to a small garden and make for an excellent landscaping element.
Another effective way for landscaping of small gardens is to use small sized trees on either side of your door or driveway. You can also add some rustic touch to this by surrounding the trees by stones, colorful or in mixed sizes. Any which ways, small trees are a great way to make your home’s entrance seem impressive and welcoming.
Yet another easy and wonderful way to add color and flavor to your garden is by using the landscaping element of flowers. Obviously, flowers are necessary to have for every garden. However, large flowerbeds should be avoided completely. Large flower beds will ruin your small space and create an unnecessary hindrance. Landscaping is mostly about size and balance. So small flowerbeds at strategic points will enhance the quality, visual quality of your outdoor space.
You can create a simple design using flowers around the patio area, run the flowerbeds down one side of your garden, and define the beds using stones, or bricks laid at 45-degree angles to create demarcation of spaces. You can further add more quality to your garden by adding a small water feature such as a waterfall or a small pond at the end of the flowerbed and across the other side of your garden. If you enjoy the outdoors, then add a small garden bench, which can seat two people at a vantage point to observe the ongoing in your landscaped garden.
Work those brain muscles for some rocking ideas. Check some home improvement and landscaping magazines for advice, ideas, and other interesting pieces of information. If you prefer working with technology, then look up the Internet for ideas and advice on landscaping small garden spaces. There are numerous websites that offer you good advice and design layouts on how to go about landscaping your own backyard.
Overall, it’s really easy to be original and creative in landscaping, once ideas start coming in your mind. Remember, just because you have a smaller garden it doesn’t mean that you can’t turn it into a beautiful and impressive area.